Telehealth Visits Q&A
A number of advantages can be achieved by using technology to deliver health care, such as cost savings, convenience, and the ability to offer care to people without access to local doctors or clinics, especially in rural areas. Telehealth is available at Kernersville Primary Care. Contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 420 West Mountain St. Kernersville, NC 27284.
Table of Contents:
What does telehealth mean?
What are the four types of telehealth?
How do I use telehealth?
What are the benefits of telehealth?
By using telehealth, you can receive care without visiting an office in person. The majority of telehealth services are delivered via the internet through a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Telehealth provides specialized care for a variety of conditions. Telehealth is especially useful for monitoring and improving ongoing health issues, such as medication changes or chronic illnesses.
You will need to consult with your healthcare provider to determine whether telehealth is right for you. A growing number of people are opting for virtual visits. Telehealthcare has many benefits, despite the need for in-person visits in some cases.
Despite the fact that telehealth comes in many forms, there are four main categories of telehealth in the medical field today. Depending on what is needed to get a full scope of the patient’s health, each category can benefit the practitioner and patient in different ways.
A live, two-way video-conferencing conversation between a patient and their healthcare provider is the most well-known type of telehealth. The use of telehealth is widespread, ranging from providers who own their own private practices to physicians in local hospitals. Patients and providers can benefit from live video-conferencing by reducing commute time and stress, while also bringing healthcare to areas, usually rural, where there are fewer healthcare options than in urban areas.
Using asynchronous video, a healthcare provider can electronically deliver a patient’s documented health history outside of real-time. Frequently used in rural areas to consult with a specialist in another location, this type of telehealth is also useful in bringing healthcare to areas with a shortage of specialists.
Patients’ health data is collected remotely from a patient or resident in one location during remote patient monitoring, then sent electronically to a healthcare professional (provider, nurse, etc.) for monitoring and review. Keeping an eye on residents’ vitals is especially important in senior living areas to prevent falls.
Health apps developed for smart devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) that support continued healthcare are called mobile health apps. There are now many health-based apps available that can monitor everything from blood sugar levels in diabetics to the amount of water one drinks each day. As well as encouraging healthier lifestyle habits, these apps can also integrate with a patient’s personal health records if they are designed to do so.
Telemedicine may be used by some clinics to provide remote care. Clinics, for instance, may offer virtual visits. By using these, you can talk to a mental health counselor, nurse, or health care provider via video chat or telephone.
It is possible that your healthcare team will send you information or forms to fill out online before your visit. Additionally, they may make sure you have the necessary technology. As part of the process, they will check to see if any software or apps need to be updated or installed. You can ask them how to sign on and join the video chat for your appointment. A member of the healthcare team can also demonstrate how to use the microphone, camera, and text chat. It may be helpful to ask a family member to assist you in setting up the technology you need.
In order to join the virtual visit, you simply need to have access to the internet through your smartphone, tablet, or computer. During your visit, you can find a comfortable, quiet, private place to sit.
Healthcare services can be accessed remotely and managed through telehealth using digital technology. Technology includes computers and mobile devices, like tablets and smartphones. It might be a piece of technology you use at home. In rural areas, nurses or other healthcare professionals may provide telehealth from their offices. Your healthcare provider may also use telehealth technology to improve or support health care.
A number of advantages can be achieved by using technology to deliver health care, such as cost savings, convenience, and the ability to offer care to people without access to local doctors or clinics, especially in rural areas.
Kernersville Primary Care now offers online care from qualified telemedicine providers. We are conveniently located at 420 West Mountain St. Kernersville, NC 27284. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Kernersville NC, Colfax NC, Walkertown NC, Oak Ridge NC, Wallburg NC, Belews Creek NC, Winston-Salem NC, and surrounding areas.
Additional Services We Offer
- Family Practice
- Internal Medicine
- Weight Loss Management
- Addiction Treatment
- Telehealth Visits
- Full Laboratory Services
- Covid Testing
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- Same Day Appointments
- Acute Sick Visits
- Preventive Health Screenings
- Chronic Care Management
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